Contributing Experts

October 18, 2011

Cary Kaufman, M.D.


Dr. Kaufman has been a practicing breast surgeon and specialist for more than 30 years. He is the Medical Director of Bellingham Regional Breast Center in Washington, the current Chairman of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and a member of the American College of Surgeons.

Trained at UCLA and the University of Washington, he is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Washington.

His professional life focuses on individual patient care, with special interests in research, teaching and community and physician education. Dr. Kaufman has lectured on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer both nationally and internationally, including 10 years of conferences with Dr. Laszlo Tabar.

Dr. Kaufman is Past-President of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (Board member and chairman of a committee). He is also a journal reviewer for the Annals of Surgical Oncology, the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, The Breast Journal, and the Journal of Surgical Oncology, and is on the National Ultrasound Faculty of the American College of Surgeons. He is a current representative on the Commission on Cancer.

He has published more 50 articles on several aspects of breast care, diagnosis and treatment, including pioneering work on cryoablation for breast tumors. These include measuring the quality of breast care, the value of preoperative needle biopsy, use of ultrasound in the operating room, digital specimen mammography, and choosing the optimal procedure for axillary surgery.

Dr. Kaufman and his wife live in Bellingham, Washington and enjoy the beautiful Northwest. Their son is an attorney in San Francisco, their middle daughter is a radiologist in San Francisco, and their youngest daughter is in the corporate fashion industry in San Diego.

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